05 March 2010
I always enjoy hearing Mark & Chris from Breaker Brewing Co on the radio. Not only do they bring great stories of their brewing adventures, but also exciting news about upcoming brews. If you haven’t had a chance to meet these guys yet, you’ll find they are incredibly inventive and have been able to essentially build a nano-brewery out of spare parts. Their cooler is driven my Mark’s grandmothers 20-year old air-conditioner and their new timing unit is based on a microwave timer and some relays. This hand-built can-do attitude is not only fun to hear but I also believe that resourcefulness comes out in their beers. You know if someone can build a complex brewing system, they can also craft a complex beer…and this has been true in their brews.
Today we broke ground again by taking the Chip the Beer Guy show into a second morning segment. The guys tasted I Love PA IPA (version 4.0) and followed that with the 16-Ton DIPA. It should also be noted that the bottle conditioned 16-Ton is now out in the market TODAY at places like Krugel’s Georgetown Deli. You can check out their new Beer Doppler Radar (or mybeerbuzz.com Hoppler Radar ;) ) for real time listings of where you can find the BBC beers.
In segment two the guys talked about the brewing of 16-Ton IPA (brewed with oak chips) and some of their new beers like Black Mariah (named after the “ambulance” carts used in the mines). We posted most of these details a few days ago HERE, and it was fun to hear even more details. Also stay tuned for details on their new Quiet Canary and Black Diamond Dark IPA beers coming later this year.
Cheers to Breaker Brewing Co and everyone on the show for an entertaining morning.